In conjunction with Heart and Vascular Institute LLC, the AVP of the Heart and Vascular Instutite will coordinate, plan, direct, implement and manage the administrative, financial, strategic and marketing structure of the Institute. Serves as the strategic point person for program development, physician relationships, quality initiatives, organizational health and system-wide success of the Heart and Vascular Institute. Responsible for operational direction of all inpatient telemetry units,Central Telemetry, Coronary and Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care, Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs, Same Day Medicine, Neurointerventional and Vascular Interventional Labs, non-invasive cardiology including inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, the Cardiac Clinical Trials Program, The Center for Women’s Heart Health, The Valley Columbia Heart Center (the hospital’s cardiac surgery program), The Electrophysiology Program, and individual cardiology physician practices that may be incorporated into the Institute. Responsible for a hospital operational budget of over $40 MM annually, and a Heart and Vascular Institute Revenue budget of over $110 MM annually.
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
- 1. Provides leadership in the development and enhancement of heart and vascular services, including the active recruitment of new physician staff to the organization (whether as employed physicians or independent staff), and assisting current medical staff with growth opportunities.
- 2. Work collaboratively with physician leadership to create the strategic plan for growth and quality improvement for all clinical services contained within the Heart and Vascular Institute
- 3. Facilitates the implementation of organizational models and structures within physician leadership.
- 4. Responsible for all the contract management of all contracts related to the Heart and Vascular Instutute, and cardiac services within the Hospital.
- 5. Through ongoing education, support of the clinical trials program, and work with the medical staff, ensures that new state-of-the-art clinical practices and technologies are introduced into the organization for review and when appropriate, implemented in a timely manner.
- 6. Ensures that resources are available and maintained for timely and accurate submission to national quality databases, such as the Society of Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology ICD Registry, the American College of Cardiology Cath Lab Data Registry and the National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Works with Medical Staff leadership to ensure that this data is reviewed and used for quality improvement.
- 7. Maintain and foster positive physician relationships. Help remove barriers physicians face in delivery of care.
- 8. Plan and direct the activities of all personnel in the Institute to achieve objectives derived from the organization’s strategic plan for quality of patient care, financial health, growth management of key relationships, and optimal utilization of both human and material resources for all Heart and Vascular services provided through the Valley Hospital
- 9. Develop and meet annual goals and objectives for the Institute, based on the Institute and Hospital’s strategic plan and annual goals and objectives, in collaboration with the leadership team.
- 10. Assure all standards of care using evidence-based practices are met and that these standards are monitored as part of Medical Staff and PCS Performance Improvement Plans.
- 11. Continually work on strengthening the Shared Governance Model.
- 12. Assures compliance with all regulatory requirements. This includes but is not limited to The Joint Commission and Department of Health and Human Services, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American college of Cardiology and the American College of Surgeons. Ensures that state data registries are maintained in a timely and accurate fashion for cardiac surgery and cath lab data registries, to ensure the continuation of our status as a full-service Cardiac Program.
- 13. Takes clinical practice to the next level by implementing “gold” standards of care and thereby, become eligible for special designations such as TJC Disease Specific Certifications or clinical specialty specific designations like Center of Excellence designation for Bariatric Surgery.
- 14. Assures performance improvement plans and risk management programs are in place and current for each department, and that time, training and resources are provided for employees. Coordination of plans and programs are done in collaboration with various Medical Directors, medical staff, and stakeholders involved in the clinical/operational deployment of services.
- 15. Help create and support a culture that is patient focused and allows all staff to make decisions based on what is best for the patient.
- 16. Oversee and monitor patient satisfaction improvement plans that help us achieve annual targets set by the organization.
- 17. Act as a resource person to the directors, managers, staff, physicians, patients/families, as well as other personnel. Provide assistance to the directors, managers and staff in resolving questions/problems involving patient care issues, interpersonal conflicts, medical staff relationships, and ancillary providers.
- 18. To ensure that cutting edge technology is maintained system wide, acts as a representative on the Space and Technology Subcommittee of the Board, and on the Clinical Innovations Task Force.
- 19. Coach and mentor direct reports in their professional development and advancement. Create a career plan with them and provide opportunities to meet goals in that plan.
- 20. In collaboration with the leadership team, evaluate the professional development needs of staff within the departments and implement plans to address these needs.
- 21. Work with ancillary departments to ensure staff have the supplies and equipment needed to do their jobs. Refine processes to streamline systems thereby improving operational efficiency.
- 22. Represent Heart and Vascular services in all construction and renovation projects including Renewal. Participation includes making recommendations for the size and scope of the services, equipment and supplies to be purchased, assessing patient and staff flow. Responsibilities include making site visits, garnering input from the end users, and making recommendations for all Interventional and adult critical care areas.
- 23. Participate with professional groups within the state and clinical/operational services to stay abreast of current state-of-the-art parameters to manage areas of responsibilities. Offers recommendations that assist in the current and future strategies of the organization.
- 1. Understands and supports The Valley Hospital's mission statement, vision and values and guiding principles.
- 2. Communicates clearly and effectively.
- 3. Carries out safety and infection control procedures to ensure patient, staff and visitor safety.
- 4. Demonstrates positive behaviors toward patients, families, physicians, and all co-workers. Responds to customers of all age groups in a friendly, prompt, and caring manner while maintaining confidentiality. Promotes mutual respect and professionalism. Partners with team members to meet the needs of the customer.
- 5. Participates in the hospital’s performance improvement process to continuously improve the quality of patient care and service delivery.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires sitting and lifting with intermittent standing and walking.
Employees with disabilities that make them unable to meet these requirements will still be considered fully qualified if they can perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodation.
Hospital personnel, physicians, physician office staff, Executive staff, community, patients, and families.
Department staff members, employed members of the medical staff, Medical Leadership
Individuals working in this position will be exposed to normal office hazards.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience
in managing cardiovascular product lines for a minimum of five years, a broad knowledge of reimbursement and collection matters, and demonstrated success in improving the collection
rate. He or she must also be a clear and concise communicator (both
verbally and in writing) and intense listener, demonstrated in a personality
of collaboration - acting as a team player in a matrix organization. It is
important for theAVPof The Heart and Vascular Institute to have a broad knowledge of
research administration issues, as well as knowledge and experience with current technologies. An appreciation of the complexities of having both employed and private practice physicians and
the importance of a patient care focus are also important for someone in
this role. Successful marketing and brand building experiences are a plus.
* A master's degree in business, health care administration, nursing,
or related field is required.
* Minimum of six to ten years experience in a cardiology program with
five years in a cardiology program leadership position is required
with proven results in cardiology management. Also minimum five years
cardiology program/service administrator position with a comparable setting
* Ability to demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
effective decision-making/problem solving skills; strong financial,
financial management, and quantitative skills; clinical competence within
specialty area; physician relationship building skills, professional
development and counseling skills.
* Evidence of success in service line management; can demonstrate
evidence of program growth, successful management of operations, etc. in a
* Understands and can successfully manage the politics of a large
hospital and matrix organization.
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Category I
Employees in this job description are expected to have contact with bloodborne pathogens and as such they are required to be oriented and annually trained under the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (CFR1910.1030)